Wednesday, December 31, 2008
one more thing before I end this post.
here are my promises for 2009:
to clean my room. (might not work.)
to be nice to my sister. (dunno whether that will ever happen.)
to make more bags to sell. (I make cloth bags and then sell them for two dollars each.)
to play with the dogs more.(this one shouldn't be that hard.)
to clean my fishtank at least once every three weeks. (I don't want my fish to die.)
to visit other peoples blogs. (I do this anyway.)
and I have more, but I don't feel like writing them all down.
Have a Very, Very, Very happy New Year.
(oh yeah, I already have my birthday party for 2009 down, well, at least I know what its going to be. its a sock hop.)
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
then, the next day we are going to WI to see our other grandma and Grandpa, and we open our presents from then, and then we are staying there for four days, and then we come home!! so, thats about it, yeah. thats our Christmas.
Monday, December 22, 2008
since then, I have posted quite a bit.
just so you know.
thats about it, except, please visit the blog sites on my blog!!
(except KT's, she never blogs.)
but visit Trilly's, she is very good about blogging.
plus she often has quiz results.
Friday, December 19, 2008
so, whats new, whats new....
I have to go to church with my Grandma tomorrow, and then, I have a girl Scout gift exchange, and then I don't think I have anyone.
so, I don't really have much going on, except the presents. boy, I still have to make a present for Vivian, and Linda, and Trilly, and KT!! I think that I will give them nice cards.
and I have to finish Christina and Valeries!!!
you can tell I have been busy, not including all the snow, we have now received a total of about 14 inches. I am trying to keep the ice from being covered up, but its hard, because the shovels broke.
thats going to be hard.
so, what do I want for Christmas?????????????????
I really don't know.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
You Are an Indian
It's likely that you spent a lot of time outdoors as a kid.
You feel comfortable and at peace in nature. You identify with Native Americans.
You are a truly helpful and giving person. You like to lend a hand.
And while you do your best to do the right thing, people haven't always been kind back to you.
You Are Kermit
Hi, ho! Lovable and friendly, you get along well with everyone you know.
You're a big thinker, and sometimes you over think life's problems.
Don't worry - everyone knows it's not easy being green.
Just remember, time's fun when you're having flies!
Your Ice Cream Personality:
You are not a particularly modest person. You're proud of who you are, and you don't care who knows it.
You are a pretty cautious person. You look before you leap, and you don't leap often. There's a bit of a wild child within you, but it doesn't get out often.
You are a somewhat open minded person, but deep down you're fairly conservative. You don't like trying new things very much. And if you do find something new you like, you stick with it.
You tend to have a one track mind. You prefer not to multitask.
You can be a big dramatic and over the top sometimes. You are bold in every way
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
they are as follows,
the never ending story
Cheaper by the dozen 2
The Black Cauldron
so, thats whats new here.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
alright, well, I think that I will try, every week, to put a new post up that will have a picture of one of my dogs.
because I am awesome, and so are they, and I haven't really put anything up about them since Bo died. =( sob)=
I AM STILL SAD ABOUT THIS!!!! AND ANYONE WHO THINKS I AM GOING TO GET OVER IT SOON IS A NINCOMPOOP!!!
here is one picture.
alright, I think that I will have the weekly Astro, and the monthly Carmen. (the reason I will only have a picture of Carmen only once a month, is because Carmen moves more, and is therefore harder to take a picture of.
this is Astro this summer when I was in WI at the farm.
You Are a Discount Shopper
You love to get things as cheaply as possible. You live for sales.
It's partially because you like to save money, but it's also because you like the thrill of finding a fabulous deal.
Of all the types, you tend to shop frequently but rarely by. You keep an eye on prices.
Brand names are not that important to you. You know how to have style without collecting designer tags.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
You Are a Losing Lottery Ticket!
Full of hope and promise.
But in the end, a cheap letdown.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I will put in bold what applies to me, and I will admit.
1. Started your own blog - You're reading it
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii-I want to.
5. Watched a meteor shower - no, but I have slept through one.
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain - well sorta, I was in the car when I went to visit my cousin who lives on a mountain.
9. Held a praying mantis-no, but I've seen some.
10. Sang a solo-in karaoke!!!
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch - spinning with a drop spindle
15. Adopted a pet.-yes, both of my dogs, Astro and Carmen
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables-yup.
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight-with my friend Vivian
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort-well, tried to anyway.
25. Held a lamb - but I've petted one!
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community-dunno.
36. Taught yourself a new language-working on it!!
37. had enough money to be satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person - The leaning Tower in Niles is the closest I've gotten.
39. Gone rock climbing (does a wall count?)
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke - oh yeah.
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted-by my sister.
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. played in the rain-yeah, I mean, who hasn't???
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater-does the one where you get out of your car at the local college and watch the latest Indiana Jones movie in the cold with your siblings and your mom count????
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business-yup. bags.
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies-and I still am!!!
62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. had a sleepover with a boy -yea, and that was by accident. he wasn't SUPPOSED to sleepover at my friends birthday party.
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy-I am a child!!
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar - eww.
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person-when I was eight.
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper-does the newspaper your home school group put together count?
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88.had chickenpox-nope, my mom made sure.
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club-Older siblings book club. (OSBC)
93. Lost a loved one
94. played a duet on a musical instrument
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee-I mean, who hasn't??
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
I know this sounds strange, but I can't find it! it says
s(this has been removed so no un-necessary information is let out)@comcast.net
I am going to have my mom see what she can figure out. so this might not be permanent.
monica just pulled the lamp over.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
(her name is Shelly.)
she is cool, I thought at first that she had died, but my mom looked, and it was only a skin! (think it is Shelly because for a while the only crab who was coming out was my sisters, Pip.)
I WANT TO GET ANOTHER H.C.! (you know what that means, either finish a candle or one hundred gold coins!)
before you read this, tell me, what do you think sodium has to do with ice cream? what do you think salt has to do with it? what do salt and sodium have to do with each other? why am I typing this? are these trick questions? do you really have to tell me? here are the answers: 1. sodium and salt are the same things. 2. you don't really have to tell me. 3. the reason I am telling you about ice cream and salt in the same sentence will come apparent in a bit.
Today our science experiment was to make icecream. so, we did. I made chocolate Vannila, Val and Chris and Ken made theirs with every flavor. (Cinnamon, Vannila, chocolate, and strawberry.) Mine was brown, and the other's were kind of a gray color, except Val's whose was whitish. (ish is one of my friend's favorite words.)the reason I was talking about salt is that when we made the ice cream we DIDN'T put it in the freezer, we did it in the open air. we stuck the cream and the flavors in a small baggy, (we had already mixed them), and then we stuck crushed ice and salt into a big baggy, stuck the small baggy in the big one, mixed them up, and ate them.
The reason that we added ice is because when you add salt to ice, it creates super cooled water (plz don't look at the other movies on this you tube thing the movie is on.some probably aren't appropriate.), or ice, which means (ice or water), that they are colder than freezing. (that allows the ice cream to become ice cream without sticking it in the freezer for hours.) we did the entire experiment in about twenty minutes.
Science is good!!!!!! :)
(plz don't forget that not all of the movies you find on the internet are appropriate.)
I am having split pea soup, cornbread, and probably milk for lunch. then after lunch my siblings and my mom and I are going to make ice cream. then we are going to EAT IT!
first play rehearsal for play is tomorrow, and I PROBABLY HAVE MORE LINES THAN ANYONE ELSE IN THE ENTIRE PLAY! (also, I am the narrator, so I CAN'T forget my lines, because the hint that my G.S. book says (if you forget your lines, just say what you think your character would say.), because I have to say stuff that has nothing to do with what is going on.)
so, I have to memorize my lines. I have to go eat my lunch.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
as soon as he could see over the counter in the first story of their house he was working there with his father. He learned to read via his mother at an early age, went to Grammar school, and started college in the junior year. During college he was almost expelled for goofing off with his friends too much. But a family friend stepped up and defended him, as long as he wouldn't get in trouble any more. So he was allowed to finish college with very good grades. When he finished he went to Lancaster Pennsylvania to study law. He soon was opening his own law firm. At first he didn't get very much business. Also during this time Great Britain was fighting with the U.S. And Buchanan decided to join the army. Fortunately the U.S. Started winning major battles and he was only employed for a couple of weeks.
Shortly before the end of the war Buchanan ran for state representative and won. He served for two years. Then, tired of that line of work he went back to law. Two years later he met a wealthy young lady named Ann Coleman. The two fell in love and were to be wed, but in a misunderstanding Ann cut the engagement. Soon after she died. Buchanan wrote many letters to Mr. Coleman begging that he be able to see the body before she was buried. One of the things that he wrote in these letters is as follows:
“I feel that happiness has fled from me forever.”
The letters were sent back unopened. Buchanan was so sad that he soon left town. His friend suggested that he run for congress to take his mind off of his sadness. He took the suggestion and was elected to the house of representatives. He moved to Washington D.C. And served in the House for ten years. While he was serving, tensions began to spring up between the south and the north. The year before he was elected to the House, Missouri wanted to become a state. However, there would have been an unbalance between slave states and free states. A year later Maine came into the picture, and the people of Maine said that they ALSO wanted to be a state. Henry Clay came up with the Missouri compromise or compromise of 1820, that allowed Missouri to become a slave state as long as Maine came in as a free state. The president that signed the compromise was James Monroe.
When Andrew Jackson was elected president, Buchanan supported him in any way he could. As a reward Jackson gave Buchanan the post of minister to Russia. When he was offered the post, he wasn't sure whether to accept or not, he didn't want to be so far from the U.S., and he didn't speak French. Finally he decided to accept the post. For one year he stayed in Russia, but soon the cold winters started being too cold, and he asked Jackson if he could come home. In 1833, Buchanan started the long journey back to America.
The year after that he was elected to senate. When it became time to elect a new president, the Democrats wanted Buchanan to run for them. But he saw that there wasn't enough support and declined. James K. Polk won instead. But when President Polk wanted a new secretary of state, he offered the post to Buchanan. James Buchanan wasn't sure whether to accept or not. He wanted to be elected to the supreme court, and he had just been re-elected to senate, but eventually he decided to accept. One of the matters that soon needed his attention, the Mexico problem. Texas was an independent republic at that time, and was thinking about joining the union. France and and England didn't want that to happen, because if Texas joined the U.S., there was a bigger chance that America would spread across the continent. They advised Texas to accept a treaty from Mexico that would allow Texas to remain a free republic as long as Texas wouldn't join the Union. The people of Texas were against that, they wanted to join the union. The refused the treaty and joined the Union. soon Mexico was claiming that part of Texas was actually theirs and they started to gather their armies along the boarder. On April 25th, 1846 Mexico fired the first shot of the Mexican war. In about two years Zachary Taylor and Winfield Scott captured the capital of Mexico, Mexico city, and Mexico was forced to surrender. When Mexico surrendered, Polk wanted to keep all of Mexico and make it part of the Union. James Buchanan convinced him to negotiate terms that were favorable for the U.S. In the end, the treaty gave the Union a piece of land that increased the size of the of the U.S. By about 1.2 million square miles. It later became Arizona, Nevada, California, and Utah, as well as part of New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming. In 1848 Buchanan was thinking about running for president, however the Democratic party chose Lewis Cass instead. This time Zachary Taylor who had helped win the Mexican war was elected president. By now, Buchanan was sick of politics. He bought Wheatland, a 22 acre estate in Pennsylvania. Even though he had let Washington, he didn't lose contact with his political friends there, they would even travel to Wheatland to discuss politics and ask him about what they should do when they had problems. He stayed there for a while, enjoying the country and the company of his nieces and nephews and their children. In about four years he was ready to go back to politics, and ready to run for president.
While he was happily living in Wheatland, Henry Clay was compromising. He came up with the compromise of 1850. Buchanan was totally against this compromise. He thought that the compromise of 1820 should be re-enforced. Also, he wasn't elected by the Democrats for their presidential candidate, they instead chose Franklin Pierce, another general from the Mexican war. President Pierce offered a position to me his minister to Great Britain, and Buchanan accepted. His niece Harriet Lane also joined him. He found staying in England very trying as the English were currently at war with Russia, no one really listened to what he or his niece told them. In 1856 he and his niece journeyed back to America. While they had been away the Kansas Nebraska act had been passed and Kansas was trying to figure out what to do. James Buchanan decided it was time to run president, he thought he knew what to do, and everyone else thought so too it seemed, as he won against John C. Fremont, with about 58% of the vote. At his Inauguration, he said that the only simple way to solve the slavery problem was too let new territories decide for them selves whether to be slave, or free. Although this was quite logical, it didn't take into consideration that a growing part of the U.S. was totally against slavery. This choice would cause problems for him all through his term as president. Meanwhile the problems in Kansas continued. The vote in Kansas was pointing toward slavery, but there was a problem, legally, only people who lived in Kansas could vote, so when the abolitionists heard that pro-slavery voters had traveled to Kansas from Missouri to vote, they said that the vote wasn't fair and that it had to be redone. When Buchanan entered office in 1857 the pro-slavery and the anti-slavery citizens were still arguing over whether the vote was valid. President Buchanan said that it was and named the pro-slavery leader Robert walker governor of Kansas. The abolitionists heard of this and decided that since it was obviously unfair, that they weren't even going to vote. Buchanan said that was fine, and the pro-slavery citizens of Kansas just go ahead and write up their constitution. When it was written up, the people of Kansas voted and since only the pro-slavery voters were writing and voting on the constitution, it said that in Kansas slavery was allowed. Buchanan thought that was great and he asked congress to allow that, but congress said that they weren't going to allow any constitution until all of the voters in Kansas had voted on it. The next time that the constitution was voted on, a large number rejected it. About this time an abolitionist named John Brown attempted to steal weapons and get them into the hands of slaves, thus starting a slave rebellion. The government
however arrested and hanged him. This caused quite a stir, with the pro-slavery side thinking of him as a devil, and the anti-slavery side thinking of him as a saint. One of the things that president Buchanan did do that was good for this country was that he created a treaty with England that would not allow them to create colonies in America, and wouldn't allow them to attack ships in the golf of Mexico. Soon Paraguay's government had signed a treaty that they wouldn't attack American ships either. But even with those victories, Buchanan had other problems excluding slavery. John Covode who was a congressman for Pennsylvania believed that the president was bribing other leaders to pass laws. He said that congress should impeach Buchanan. Congress spent many months trying to find out who was telling the truth, but they found no evidence that Covode was correct. During his presidency Kansas finally entered the Union as a free state. The president had trouble leading a divided nation, and only looked forward to handing the job over to someone else. In fact he said to Abraham Lincoln that if he was as happy to be entering the post as president as Buchanan was to be leaving it that Lincoln was a very happy man indeed. During his lame duck period seven states seceded (South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas), created the Confederate States of America, and elected for their president Jefferson Davis. James Buchanan said that it wasn't legal for the states to secede and elect another president, but he did nothing to prevent it. After he left the white house he retired to Wheatland. Several years later he published a book that defended what he had done as president. The book was called Mr. Buchanan's Administration on the Eve of the Rebellion. He lived for several years quietly at Wheatland before he died on June 1, 1868.
glad I got THAT off my mind.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
so, I am bored, so I am typing, I going to Linda's b-day party soon,
I have a sleepover with Trilly soon, wow, Trilly, the computer underlines you name in red, I guess it isn't a very well known name.
piano is good, my room is good, science is going well.
did you know that Marguerite Catherine Perey
well, she did.
and did you know that Cheaper by the dozen is a biography?
well, it is.
I am not going to be having a sleepover with Trilly.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
so, if I don't answer your e-mails, thats because there isn't internet connection AT the farm, we have to actually GO somewhere to use the computer.
I will send you letters if I can.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
there is a place in my yard where there are a bunch of cottenwood trees, and the land around those trees dips a little bit, and every-time there is a lot of rain, it floods.
well, its flooded now.
and I have stinky American history.
I would like it, but there is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much homework.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
the fish are mollies.
there is one black one named velvet, a white one named Ted, (until I come up with a better name.)
and the snail is an ivory mystery snail named mr. slimey.
(I have to go to bed.)
Saturday, August 30, 2008
how are you?
I am good.
so whats up?
nothing much here, wait, yes there is!
Valerie has caught a toad, I served church this morning.
and last night I saw the LATEST INDIANA JONES MOVIE!
it was NOT very good, at least I didn't like it.
it had aliens in it.
it was TOTALLY creepy! there were all the sculls that made a man go insane.
well, thats about all, wait, we were OUTSIDE when we watched it.
it was hosted by the CLC (college of Lake County)
today I am going to get more fish, and a snail (if I have money left over) and if I still have money left over (I doubt it) I am going to buy myself a new H.C.! I will refer to Hermit Crabs as H.C. it is just easier. so, yeah.
do you like my picture that goes with my profile?
I was doing math I think, or handwriting.
those earrings were clip on, I didn't have my ears pierced then.
I made them too.
my aunt Laura gave me this wire jewelery kit, and i made the earrings with them.
Friday, August 8, 2008
YAY! I will spend three days at my Grandparent's house, then I will spend seventeen days at the farm! double YAY! the Farm is a farm house that my Grandparents own. it doesn't have a barn. all there is is a bunch of land, and a house. I have my own room up there, and I want to bring many of my friends up there eventually.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
so, right now is when the garden is starting to reveal how much food we have planted in it, and how many bees can be attracted just by and herd garden!
my mom has dug up three tiny potatoes that weren't doing so well, and they were soooooo cute, and she has eaten a few of the yellow tomatoes that her thriving tomato plants have produced. they are supposed to be yellow when eaten. Ken's birthday party was just two days ago, and we are still a little tired, but not too tired to read in bed for a hour! :) Astro is doing fine, for those who don't know him, he is the big goofy, Yellow lab our family has adopted this year. Carmen is AWESOME, and is still my favorite dog. today we released the three butterflies we bought in the mail as caterpillars, and who grew in to painted ladies. only one died before we could release it. he was the fourth. well, I have to go help my mom with one of the never-ending (isn't that a GREAT word?) chores that our house provides.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
I really can't breathe, (almost)
in there! I need to get the positive forces moving, and clean!
then, maybe I'll get the positive forces to move into my room,
and then I'll, perhaps, be motivated to keep it clean!
I hope! maybe tomorrow.
Monday, July 21, 2008
what is zinc?
zinc is a very common metal found almost everywhere in the earth, water, and air. it may be not uncommon, but it makes up just a tiny portion of the earths crust, about an average of two or three ounces in each ton of rock. zinc has been used for hundreds of years, mixed with copper. when mixed with copper, it becomes an alloy called brass. zinc is used in many, many, many different uses. it can't be used for jewlery, because although it is quite shiny when first found, when exposed to oxygen, it's outer shell quickly dulls. Zinc is used for galvanization, the coatin of other metals with zinc to help slow corrosion. Zinc is used also for making batteries, quickening the process of making rubber for tires, making pennys, and making sunsccreen. Thre reason it's used for sunscreen is because Zinc when mixed with oxygen makes Zinc oxide. Zinc Oxide is a outer coating that protects the Zinc from corrosion, but, it will still corrode easily. Zinc Oxide also can help protect humans (us) from sun burn. thats whay many of the sunscreen lotions you see today have Zinc inside. Zinc is a very usefull metal, but thats not all, Zinc is an element. It's Zn .
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
well, the day before yesterday I presented FOUR G.S. badges.
one, jeweler I did with my friend Sarah B.
I also did Eco Action, ms. Fxit, and Math whiz.
my friend also did Math Whiz, two meetings ago.
she would say
Byez, I say bye.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
sir Gawain was one of the
nights of the round table.
In some of the older story's
sir Gawain is the knight
who can sit in the seat
perilous. Gawain also
married the loathly lady,
to save king Arthur's pride. Sir Gawain was the one knight who decided to accept the challenge of the green knight. He would cut of the green knights head, and then, the next year the green knight was allowed to cut Gawain's head off. The green knight put his head back on by magic, and he never really cut Gawain's head off! I don't have time to write how it happened, so if you want to know the whole story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, go look it up. I suggest you do, because it is a very good story. So is sir Gawain and the loathly lady.
I wrote that for my work for Lit.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Sing a song of people
by Lois Lenski
Sing a song of people
walking fast or slow;
people in the city,
up and down they go.
People on the sidewalk,
people on the bus;
people passing, passing,
in back and front of us.
People on the subway
underneath the ground;
people riding taxis
round and round and round.
People with their hats on,
going in the doors;
people with umbrellas
when it rains and pours.
People in tall buildings
and in stores below;
up and down they go.
People walking singly,
people in a crowd;
people saying nothing,
people talking loud.
People laughing smiling,
grumpy people too;
people who just hurry
and never look at you!
Sing a song of people
who like to come and go;
sing of city people
you see but never know!
hope you like it!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
I mean, If you got up and left,
chances were you would DIE in the mountains,
or you would starve, or you could be killed by
bandits, or since you would probably become a
thief because that was the only way you could live,
you would probably get killed by the villagers who you
so the crusades were just a lose lose!
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
well now that I have time, I'll tell about my birthday party.
First my two friends and I got our nails done at a salon named T nails.
Then, we went to Ruby Tuesday to eat, and I got to open presents. normally I don't ask for presents, I ask for food for the food pantry, but since this year it was only two friends I asked for presents. My mind wouldn't let me get away without helping others though, so I also asked for a tooth brush or two as well. so now I have to donate about five tooth brushes. I hope everyone enjoyed my party! Oh yeah, while we were at the mall, I got my ears pierced!!!!! it really didn't feel to bad, it was just like,I don't know, getting a VERY mild shot.
so thats what my birthday party was.
oh yeah, and on my birthday I went to the Shedd aquarium.
I went with my Girl Scout sisters.
so, really, I had two Birthday party's!
Friday, March 28, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
in my backyard there are a group of trees my sister Valerie
and I call the woods.
it is lower then the rest of the ground and sometimes it fills up with water. that happened
recently, and the water froze. now Valerie, Christina, and I play on it.
Valerie mines the ice where it breaks.
we call it art.
we hang the pieces up outside.
between the trees.
they are really pretty.
they sometimes have ridges on the back that look REALLY pretty from the front.
here are some pictures I took with my camera.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Also known as the Smiling Tree Frog or Dumpy Tree Frog due to the nature of its appearance, this frog is a very hardy creature and a favorite pet of amateur frog owners, although some pet owners complain that they are not active enough. These frogs love to eat, which can make them quite fat, hence their "dumpy" appearance. Unlike many frogs, these frogs do well with other frogs of their species and are fairly friendly. They like a warm and moderately humid habitat and eat larger insects like crickets, cockroaches, locusts, moths and beetles.